Financial Assistance For BeekeepersMay 25, 2014 7:27am
The Ontario Beekeepers Association is welcoming a financial assistance program announced for beekeepers.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it would provide beekeepers with ten or more hives, and $105 per hive if they lose 40 per cent of their colonies between January 1 and October 31 of this year.
President Dan Davidson says while it won’t cover the complete loss, at least the government is recognizing there is a problem.
Beekeepers are asked to contact Agricorp for more information.
The OBA has been asking the province to ban a particular pesticide, used to treat corn and soybean seeds, which Health Canada says impacts bees and other pollinators.